Having a Ball

2008/04/06 at 11:31 am | Posted in Exercise, Health, Life, Wii | Comments Off on Having a Ball

In the spirit of trying something new, I went out and bought one of those exercise balls yesterday. I had been looking to get one but the cost was usually put me off. This one, however was on sale for $15.99 with instructional DVD so I picked it up.

I tried it last night and ouch, it definitely inflicts serious pain on you (at least if you’re the out-of-shape type like me). I managed to do all of the recommended exercises for flattening the abs and obliques, and in the end I felt about the same as I did when I do all those sit-ups only with less of an impact. Whether it truly works remains to be seen but I was just happy to try something different. Sit-ups are, let’s face it, boring. I also played 30 minutes of Wii Sports to top it off.

Ah yes, and Wii Fit will soon be hitting the U.S. market. I will be getting that as well. If anything it just looks like fun.

To make up for not walking my daily 1.5 miles, I rode my bike for 5 miles this morning. Thanks to my slightly outdated Garmin eTrex GPS unit mounted on my bike, I can keep track of distance, MPH, direction and everything else pertaining to my ride. I dig it.

I’m aiming for a solid 245 lbs. for my next weigh-in. We’ll see how it goes.

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